Should wives work in a job outside the home?

Philippines
October 20, 2008 10:10pm CST
For many reasons , women are involved in jobs of all kinds. Married woman work to provide additional income for their families, to express their creativity or to enjoy the work environment. Widows and divorcees often must work to provide what their needs. A Stanford University study shows that wives who work outside the home carry a particularly heavy load of responsibility. With their job and their household activities, these wives work 70-80 hours a week. In my opinion during children early formative years it is preferable for a mother to be home whenever the children are home. Titus 2:4-5 reads, " Encourage the young women to love their husband, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home." It is ideal for a mother of young children to limit working outside the home to those times when the children are not at home unless family finances depend upon her income. As children mature, the wife wll have increased freedom to pursue work outside the home. Proverbs31:10-27 reads.
7 responses
• United States
22 Oct 08
I don't know why she should not be able to work outside the home if that is her choice. I don't see how helping to provide for your family makes you any less of a mother than a woman who stays home all day. A woman can do anything she wants to do, and still be able to raise her children.
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
If I were gonna ask these yes if the desire of a wife is to work outside and it may help the family why not to go. Much better for the boredom become lessen which sometimes it"s the beginning of misunderstanding of the couple.
• India
22 Oct 08
Yes It is necessary now a days. To meet out the financial problems of our life women has to go for job. Whether it may outside or inside the home.
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I agree, now a days it is necessary work a wives due to economic crisis especially in our country.
• Canada
21 Oct 08
this is a hard question . I am a stay at home mother and i love being one, to me 24 hours a day rasing 2 young children and 1 older children , is a job itself. I think if i were to get a job and hire a sitter i wouldnt feel right because i bilieve that im the one that should be raising my own children, i wouldnt want just someone else witnessing all the good stuff that i would miss out on. I think i would also be sressfull having to work and raise children at the same time. although i mean if extra income is needed in the households then i guess theres no choice . I wouldnt agree at all with people that work all the time and never see their chidlren. but now mothers have a choice to work from in the house now which is good.
• Canada
21 Oct 08
or even possibly a part time job to make a bit extra and a break from the house for a few hours
• India
27 Oct 08
Hi friend, It is the choice of the husband and his wife.We are not the right person to give suggestion to them.Depending upon their financial position,one should take the decision,because now-a-days every thing is becoming essential. Have a nice day.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
27 Oct 08
i am a stay at home mom myself and to be honest, i feel like i want to work as well so i could help with the finances
@maean_19 (4661)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Naturally, wives must stay at home, do the chores and be the one who will take good care of the children, while husbands go to work. Nowadays, that task of wves is no longer or less applicable. Wives who had a hard time time stretching their budget tend to look for a job outside their home.
• India
22 Oct 08
What wife should do should be depend on herself. This is true that husband dictates sometimes what she should do or what she sould not. If the wife is educated enough and she finds a job or a honorable work outside, then I think she shoud take the work. The society has changed a lot. The thoughts about women that existed in the older times are no more valid. Now a days female are working and taking challenges like the male folk. Almost half the population in the world is female. So they sould be taken in productive works. If husband becomes superstitious about his wife then it would be very unfortunate. I will give my wife full liberty if she should work in a job outside home or just take care of home.